Imara in her Winter Coat

Imara in her Winter Coat by Charlie Schaffer

Imara in her Winter Coat
by Charlie Schaffer
© Charlie Schaffer

Charlie Schaffer (b.1992) undertook a BA in fine art: painting at the University of Brighton. His work has been seen in a number of group exhibitions including the Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize (2014, 2016, 2018, 2019), where he won the Brian Botting Prize for an outstanding representation of the human figure on three occasions, the Royal Society of Portrait Painters (2015, 2016, 2017) and the Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year (2014, 2016, 2017) and a solo exhibition in London.

The portrait is of the artist’s friend, Imara, who sat for the painting every week over a period of four months, during which they formed a very close relationship. Schaffer believes that the conversation between artist and sitter is essential in creating a successful portrait.

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